Women entering a Christian church in Iran were hassled if they were not wearing a hijab, which is required in public places in Iran.
Women who were entering the Orthodox Christian Holy Savior Cathedral in Isfahan were told by Iran’s “morality police” that they had to wear Islamic veils.
While some women complied, others removed their veils in an act of defiance and protest. Many specifically took issue with being forced to wear the veils at a Christian place of worship, which does not ascribe to Islamic laws of modesty.
Iran’s “morality police” are often brutal in their enforcement of these modesty laws, according to Heatstreet. Women who break the laws are sometimes arrested or even beaten…. read more
lhwm opinion: This is what America and other countries are embracing. The Islam way of things and life. Did you read the part where they beat you or arrest you if you do not follow their rules. What is America thinking? We now have T.V. shows, commercials, schools, work place and movies that are pushing this lifestyle and their culture. This is the truth about this culture,
Iran is on the verge of reaching a deal with the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad to build a military base at the port of Latakia on the Mediterranean coast, an Israeli diplomatic official told the Hebrew news site Walla on Friday.
According to the report, this would be Assad’s way of paying Iran back for the extensive military and financial support it has provided to the Assad regime since the outbreak of the ongoing war in Syria six years ago.
The Jewish state, the report said, views the establishment of an Iranian military presence on the Mediterranean Sea as an “extreme step” that would “foster instability in the region and promote terrorism against Israel.” … [read more]
Persecution continues against Christians overseas as reports are now indicating that a professed Christian Mother and her Son were just arrested and their bibles seized in a new wave of persecution coming out of Iran. CBN News reports that Sani, a senior studying psychology, and his mother, converted from Islam to Catholicism and were both baptized in Turkey in August of 2006. Sani reportedly viewed Christian satellite TV channels and spent much time online reading Christians books and other materials to strengthen his faith. Eliot Assoudeh, an Iranian-American academic at University of Nevada, told Fox News this “is very sad and concerning, especially as they both are dealing with health issues.
It’s been more than two weeks that Iranian authorities have not provided any news on them.” This report follows the recent reports coming out of Britain where three British street preachers was charged with public order offenses for preaching the gospel and offending bystanders. And then there was China where reports indicated that over 80 Christians were arrested for worshiping at underground house churches across the Chinese region of Xinjiang. This comes as a result of the recent crackdowns on Christianity that occurred around the Lunar New Year holiday in late January. [Full Source]
TEL AVIV – Iran is responding to President Donald Trump’s warnings against the Tehran regime by strengthening Hezbollah and Gaza-based terror groups as well as allying itself with Russia in exchange for economic and military privileges, an Iranian military source said.
In an article published on February 21 in the Iranian reformist news agency Amad News – Iran’s answer to WikiLeaks – an unnamed source from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was cited as saying that the Islamic Republic was mulling its response to “increasing threats by America,” which have the potential to turn into an “extensive military confrontation.”
Political, security and military officials have held a series of meetings, the source said, and have come to the conclusion that “Iran should deepen its strategic ties with Russia, such that in the event of an extensive war, Russia will defend Iran from American threats.”…. [read more]
The United States should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games.
Since taking office last month, US President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all US options were on the table.
“The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake,” said General Mohammad Pakpour, head of the Guards’ ground forces, quoted by the Guards’ website Sepahnews…. [read more]